The Dairy, Waddesdon Wedding Photography – Lucy & Chris

Lucy and Chris’s wedding took place at The Dairy in Buckinghamshire, on the Waddesdon estate.  No doubt this is one of the most majestic waterside wedding venues in England.  I might be slightly biased, as I work there a lot!

Further to our initial meetings, I knew this wedding was going to be very special.  Probably the highlight for me was the fabulous horses and carriage that Lucy and Chris had arranged.  I’ve attended many weddings with horses and carriages over the years, but this is one of the finest I’ve seen in a long time.  With Lucy’s equestrian background it was clearly a priority when the details were being mapped out for the day.

Lucy set off with her proud father on the carriage as they journeyed through the village of Waddesdon.  The weather en route was so changeable, with patches of blue skies and lots of dark clouds swirling above our heads.  Until the very last minute, the Dairy staff didn’t know whether Lucy’s dream of an outdoor ceremony was at all possible.  When I was at the venue earlier, everything was set up for an indoor ceremony as nobody believed the dark drizzly skies would shift, and Lucy obviously wasn’t thrilled to hear this!

Miraculously, just minutes before the carriage arrived, the skies brightened and the staff hurriedly moved all the chairs outdoors into the waterside pavilion.  When Lucy heard the great news, her face was such a picture.  Happy days!

Fortunately, the dry conditions stayed with us after the ceremony for a while, so the newlyweds made the most of the opportunity to go for a short ride through the Waddesdon estate.  Obviously I was in hot pursuit to maximise the picture taking opportunities of their beautiful horses and gleaming carriage.

Lucy and Chris were a little nervous about having so many pictures taken on their special day – I get this initial concern from so many couples when they are planning their weddings.  I give lots of tips on how to pretend that me and my camera are not really there, which I much prefer when I’m capturing the natural candid images. It was particularly flattering to receive a lovely glowing email soon after they returned from honeymoon.

Have a lovely week,

Below is the lovely message I received from Lucy and Chris:

Dear Mark,

Chris and I just wanted to send a huge thank you for all your help on our wedding day.  We really felt you went above and beyond your role of photographer, by helping to organise everyone on the day and creating some photo opportunities with our guests that were fun and memorable moments of the day.  You took great attention to detail and were conscious of discussions we had regarding our insecurities with some types of photos. 

We have beautiful photos now to cherish and we would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer who will not only provide high quality photography but also fantastic crowd control!  So many of our guests have commented on how fantastic our photographer was.

Thank you so much,
Lucy and Chris